The Defiant, Restorative Joy of Lurking Online

The internet is a vast and wondrous place, friends—or, rather, it was. Scale and greed and countless other culprits have spun the geologic clock backward. A realm that once comprised countless nations has become a supercontinent, a monolith of homogenized use and mood. In its present state, it comprises two primary uses, each of which manages to be more existentially unsatisfying than the other. The first is simply a giant data set, a contextless compendium of information consulted via websearch or Alexa query to fill whatever momentary gnaw has interrupted your day. How often you need to replace the filters in your water tank. The nature and purpose of something called "voodoo floss." How tall Halsey is. The result, invariably, …

How Do You Pronounce Buttigieg? The Internet Counts the Ways

The trick to pronouncing the last name of presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg is to keep your lips almost totally puckered through all three syllables. At least, that's the only way I'm able to do it. If I can get my lips halfway between a pout and a whistle, and say it in one quick exhale, I can get it: Bood-eh-jedge, bood-eh-jedge, bood-eh-jedge. I learned this a few days ago from watching video after YouTube video of Buttigieg saying his own name. Until then, whenever I'd read the name Buttigieg—which wasn't that often, until very recently—I'd read over the weird spelling, make the sound "boojig" in my mind, and move on. I was sure I'd never …

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